Pembina invests in initiatives supporting the Social Framework’s approach to addressing community needs
June 12, 2017
Pembina Pipeline Corporation is investing $10,000 and contributing volunteer hours towards the outcomes of the new Social Framework through its support of the Unity Project, as well as a partnered pilot project through Strathcona County’s Everybody Gets to Play initiative.
The funding supports the newly-released Social Framework by improving affordability, access to programs and services and increasing overall feelings of connectedness and inclusion in Strathcona County.
The Social Framework’s transformative power is rooted in the community’s collective ownership and the awareness that we all have a role to play in creating a supported, safe and connected community,” says Mayor Roxanne Carr. “Through Pembina’s partnership in the Social Framework’s innovative approach, we are able to provide meaningful support in a very real way to those who need it.”
“We firmly believe we can only succeed when our communities succeed, and the Unity Project is a great visual example of everyone coming together to make a positive impact on our community,” says Dave Ellery, Manager of Central District, Pembina. “We are proud to join Strathcona County in trailblazing new approaches that result in people getting the support they need.”
Pembina will provide $5,000 to support the Unity Project and supporting activities during the June 15 – July 1 timeline of the art installation’s event.
The remaining $5,000 will go towards a newly-formed pilot project that will support five local non-profit agencies through the Everybody Gets to Play initiative. Individuals and families who access services of A Safe Place, County Clothesline, Settlement Services (Strathcona County Library), Victim Services and the Strathcona Food Bank will benefit from free passes to local recreation facilities, while also being provided with community supports and resources offered through Strathcona County Family and Community Services.
Everybody Gets to Play™ is a program aimed at increasing access to recreation services for residents who have a limited income, with no cost drop-in recreational opportunities as well as registered program opportunities at a reduced fee through our Recreation Access Program. For more information, visit Everybody Gets to Play or call 780-464-4044.
Visit Community Talk or call 780-464-4044 to learn more about the new Social Framework and the Unity Project in Strathcona County. The Social Framework is based on extensive community consultation of nearly 8,000 people who live and work in Strathcona County, and focuses on four community outcomes of affordability, access to programs and services, safety, and connectedness and inclusion.
Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.
Calgary-based Pembina Pipeline Corporation is a leading transportation and midstream service provider that has been serving North America's energy industry for over 60 years. Pembina owns and operates an integrated system of pipelines that transport various products derived from natural gas and hydrocarbon liquids produced in western Canada and North Dakota. The Company also owns and operates gas gathering and processing facilities and an oil and natural gas liquids infrastructure and logistics business. Pembina’s integrated assets and commercial operations along the majority of the hydrocarbon value chain allow it to offer a full spectrum of midstream and marketing services to the energy sector. Pembina is committed to working with its community and aboriginal neighbours, while providing value for investors in a safe, environmentally responsible manner. This balanced approach to operating ensures the trust Pembina builds among all its stakeholders is sustainable over the long-term. Pembina’s common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under PPL and PBA respectively. For more information, visit www.pembina.com
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Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595